Wishing you today the Joy that can be found in Jesus. Today we held chapel services at a prison unit for teen boys. After the service we were discussings plans for next week. And, as you would imagine we discussed the subject of Thanksgiving. We all agreed that these kids don't feel like they have a lot to be thankful for.
Sometimes all of us feel that way. Sometimes even during the preparation for a holiday feast in a few days we don't feel a lot of Joy.
But if we stop and remember that even though there might be financial hardships, family disfunction or many other reasons for less than thankful hearts; that we really can be Joyful.
We can be joyful because of what Christ did for us.
And so, I challenge you this Thanksgiving to think beyond Thankfulness and consider it pure joy that you can have a relationship with Jesus Christ.